Movie Studio: MUSIC VIDEO DIST
Street Date: May 10, 2005
Item Number (DPCI): 246-01-0309
Public Enemy rearranged the face of hip hop with their confrontational, political lyrics that promoted a Black consciousness, openly embracing revolutionary means of change while their samples and beats broke new ground artistically. Chuck D.'s hardcore raps were contrasted with the eccentricities of Flavor Flav, who habitually sported an oversized clock hung from his neck. The performance recorded here occurred during the height of the group's infamy in 1987, and was the historic occasion of their first concert on British shores; filmed at the Hammersmith Odeon in London, the group spoke out on any number of issues vital to the times. The set list included "Countdown to Armageddon," "Raise the Roof," "My Uzi Weighs a Ton," "You're Gonna Get Yours," and "Public Enemy Number One." Also included are plenty of interviews, photos, and commentary from group members.